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Kate Moss testified on May 25 that ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp “never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down a flight of stairs.” Rather, she said he came to her aid after she experienced a bad fall while on vacation. Depp’s team called Moss as a refuting witness in his defamation lawsuit against his former wife, Amber Heard. Depp and Heard have accused each other of abuse, and Heard testified on May 5 about a rumored domestic incident between himself and the supermodel when the stars dated in the 1990s. “MS. Moss, do you know Johnny Depp?” his attorney, Ben Chew, asked. “Yes,” Moss replied with a faint smile. Moss, who spoke via video from Gloucester, looked fresh and wore a dark jacket for her testimony white shirt. She said that she and Depp were romantically involved from 1994 to 1998. “Ms. Moss, was there a time when you were a couple that you both vacationed together at the GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica?” replied yes.”What, if anything, happened?” Chew continued.”We left the room and Johnny left the room in front of me and there had been a rainstorm and as I was leaving the room I slipped down the stairs and hurt my back,” Moss said. “And I was screaming because I didn’t know what had happened to me and I was in pain and he came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me some medicine Help.” Chew pressed, “Did Mr. Depp up the stairs in any way pushed down?” “No,” Moss said Heard’s team did not interrogate Moss.
The saga of Moss’ involvement in Depp and Heard’s always cheesy trial is a bit convoluted. Heard claimed she slapped Depp in the face during an argument in spring 2015, fearing he would throw her sister Whitney down the stairs. “I don’t hesitate, don’t wait. I’m immediately thinking about Kate Moss and stairs in my head right now, and I attacked him…” Heard had also dumped Moss during the UK Depp defamation trial The sun newspaper, where she reportedly recalled hearing a rumor that he had pushed an ex-girlfriend – who she believed to be Moss – down the stairs. On May 17, Heard was asked on the cross to explain her mention of Moss. “You thought he was going to throw your sister down the stairs like he threw Kate Moss down the stairs, right?” One of Depp’s attorneys pressed in relation to the allegation. Heard replied, “I heard a rumor about it, a big rumor.” From a legal standpoint, by naming Moss, Heard effectively paved the way for Depp’s attorneys to subpoena her as a witness. Moss’ account of her time with Depp also provides a counter-narrative to his behavior as a romantic partner. Heard presented jurors with video testimony from Ellen Barkin, who briefly dated Depp in the 1990s. Barkin described Depp as an immensely “jealous” friend who was frequently drunk. She also claimed that Depp threw a bottle during an argument with someone close to him in a Las Vegas hotel room.
https://www.vulture.com/2022/05/kate-moss-fall-down-stairs-johnny-depp.html Kate Moss denies Johnny Depp pushed her down the stairs